It’s Official: New York Has Emerged as a Leader in Tech

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 10, 2012

“Riding a wave of start-ups, New York has emerged a national leader in fields that leverage the Internet and mobile technologies—a development that has provided a key economic boost and left the city well positioned for future tech growth” Yesterday, a study called “New Tech City” was released by the Center for an Urban Future authored by Jonathan Bowles and David Giles. The study looked at 486 technology…

When Will New York Eclipse Silicon Valley?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 9, 2012

Roughly 30 years according to a recent Forbes article. Once upon a time concerns over lack of access to tech talent and startup funding might have kept entrepreneurs at bay, today a New York office is becoming de rigeur for West Coast players and Facebook and tech venture powerhouse Accel Partners have made the leap east. Today, business incubators are helping develop the startup scene and a robust…

Check out Creative Week NYC: May 7th – 11th

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 7, 2012

Creative Week is a celebration of creativity in advertising, design, digital media and all the arts that feed and touch those disciplines. It takes place in New York throughout the second week of May 2012. Creative Week began when The One Club, a non-profit in the Advertising industry, saw that the creative professionals it drew to New York each year for its One Show Festival presented an excellent…

David McCoy and Global Alliance for Community Development – A Series of Tiny Wins

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / May 4, 2012

How do you create a non-profit organization from scratch? According to David McCoy, co-founder and executive director of the Global Alliance for Community Development (GACD), you start with vision and commitment, and build on it, one small step at a time. David and co-founder Christina Perelli worked on a graduate school development project in Ghana. They found that they wanted to stay connected to the communities where they…

Rising Tech in NYC: Social Media Accounts

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 27, 2012

During social media back in February, the City launched four new central digital media channels to engage and inform New Yorkers. New York City government is now on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and foursquare. This is in addition to the numerous other social media accounts that departments across the city maintain. You can follow and get information from almost any department via NYC Social Media Sites. These accounts are…

Building Business and Raising Consciousness: foodtoeat.com’s Deepti Sharma Kapur

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Startup Advice / April 26, 2012

One of my favorite parts of doing these interviews is learning about a hidden gem buried in what seems like an otherwise straightforward business concept. In the case of Deepti Sharma Kapur, 25-year-old founder and CEO of foodtoeat.com, her business plan contains within it the seeds of a progressive social movement. Her company provides an online service that allows people to order food from restaurants, foodtrucks and food…

High School Opens to Train City’s Future Software Engineers

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 25, 2012

“The students who walk our halls represent the next generation of young people who dare to dream that anything is possible through software, design, technology, and the human spirit.” – AFSE Right in the heart of New York Cities tech center, Union Square, a new school will be opening for future tech engineers. The Academy for Software Engineering will be opening next fall with its first class of…

The Maestro Project: Educational Classes to Check Out in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 23, 2012

The Maestro Project is an ecosystem of influential entrepreneurs and business leaders driven to share their expertise with entrepreneurs seeking practical knowledge and clear direction in real-time. We’ve developed educational programming in the areas of entrepreneurship, design, technology and personal development to assist entrepreneurs create sustainable companies. Check out The Maestro Project Some of their up-coming classes: Going From Idea to Product Development / Thursday 4.26.2012 / 6 – 7:30 pm…

Top Co-Working Spaces in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 23, 2012

Everyone comes to New York to make it big.  If you are going out on your own and are looking to surround yourself with talented people in a collaborative environment, co-working is your best option.  For other cities check out our list of 64 Co-working Spaces Every Entrepreneur Must Know, from our list of Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs… The spaces on this list are generally not incubators…

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